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In Case You Missed It!

In case you missed a fun announcement this morning... Rockland has started the process tohire a third pastor, a Pastor of Discipleship, whowilllead our discipleship efforts at Rocklandfrom 6th grade through adults!This is incredibly exciting for me,our staffand our elders! (Dennis Jeffrey has been a HUGE help in this process to help by consulting and drilling down on sp...

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2018 Pledge Form

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From Israel, with Love...

Greetings, from Israel! 50 Rocklandersare here and we are having a deeply moving time. Thank you for praying for us! If this trip to the Holy Land has reaffirmed any singular truth over and over, it is this: Jesus is real. You walk all over this land and see the evidence that He lived and lives. We've been to Nazareth, The Mount of Olives, The Mount of the Beatitudes,Megid...

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Joy in the Gifts

Jessica Kern, Elder for Children and Students Philippians 4:4is pasted to the wall in my kitchen asa constant reminder that God has a plan for me each and every day, and that He has called me to rejoice in each circumstance that I face.Each morning, I am remindedto find joyin being in the kitchen at 5:45am with my kiddos, and being present for them as they make their lunc...

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Donate to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Help families hit hard by Hurricane Harvey! Harvey made landfall on the Texas Coast as a Category 4 hurricane. Families have been displaced and homes leveled. You can wrap Christ's loving arms around these hurting people.Focus on the Family is partnering with Convoy of Hope who's on-the-ground in the disaster area providing tangible help to victims.Through Convoy of Ho...

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Where Did we Get the Chapters and Verses?

Wheredid the chapters andverses our Bible come from? A man named Stephen Langton (ca. 11501228), atheology professor and archbishop of Canterbury, is generally credited as the creator of chapters in our Bible as we have them today. He did this in the 12th century ina popular Latin version of the Bible called the 'Vulgate'. His reason for doing so,as a professor and scholar...

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Blizzards in August?

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Click here to see information about the new worship service times and formats starting September 10! I have a confession to make:I love the snow!Truth be told, I always become a bit melancholy at the last snowfall of the spring.So why do I like the snow?Because I think it is so beautiful and I can always get myself warmer (that is, I can turn up the...

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Starting 9/10/2017: New Worship Times and Formats

Starting September 10th, Rockland is shifting our current worship service times (8:30 am 10:00 am) by a half hour. Our new worship service times beginning September 10, 2017, will be at 9:00 am 10:30 am. Our 9:00 am worship service time will be a more traditional Rockland service and our 10:30 am worship service time will be a contemporary service.Both services will hav...

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All. Out. Joy

If you are new to Rockland, let me lay some groundwork for you on how we work. On Sunday mornings, we like to open a bookof the Bible, preach it, and when we finish that book...open another book. We are constantly in awe of the fact that God spoke ages ago through the Scripturesand yet they still speakto us even today. It always amazesme how God's ancient words are also...

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Finally FINDING Meaning

No secrethere: I am a goal-setter. I get great joy in checking things off my to-do list. In fact, I will sometimes do something, then put it on my list, just to get the pleasure of checking it off. It's a disease, I know. One of my goals this year has been to do an in-depth dive into different books of the Bible, with my goal being to get through all 66 in the next 20yea...

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